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Capital Markets Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Outstanding debt and equity practice with an excellent track record in top-end capital markets mandates. Demonstrates remarkable strength in IPOs, accelerated book-build offerings and share capital increases. DCM partners are particularly well positioned to handle the whole gamut of debt-related matters, spanning large EMTN programmes, commercial papers, specialised high-yield products and hybrids. UK and US law capabilities based both in Madrid and abroad allow major Spanish corporates access to international equity and debt capital markets.

Strengths Sources praise the team's strength in equity-related capital markets mandates.

Interviewees further emphasise that the practice is "very strong in corporate bonds."

Work highlights Assisted CaixaBank, Société Générale, JB Capital Markets and Banco Cooperativo Español with the IPO of Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica.

Notable practitioners


Federico Briano
leverages his English law qualification to assist with IPOs and capital increases, as well as with EMTN programmes and debt restructurings. A source praises his committed approach, further describing him as "impeccable."


Íñigo Berrícano
's broad expertise covers complex cross-border notes issues and other DCM mandates as well as equity matters, including IPOs, convertible bonds and accelerated book-built offerings. "His reputation is outstanding," affirms an interviewee.


Jorge Alegre
frequently advises clients on a broad array of capital market transactions, including the issue of bonds and EMTN programmes. He further assists with capital increases and other ECM matters.